PHOTOS: Leicester City's best moments of 2014

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Leicester City will reflect fondly on the last 12 months, with 2014 seeing them lift the Championship title and return to the Premier League.

We’re there!

Leicester did not know at the final whistle of their meeting with Sheffield Wednesday in April that they had just secured the result which would win them promotion, but they discovered that soon enough.

With other results going their way over the following weekend, the Foxes were able to relax in the knowledge that they would be returning to the top-flight.

Doing it in style

Nigel Pearson was reluctant to see his side take their foot off the gas, though, and there were a few more memorable results to come.

Queens Park Rangers were fancied by many to secure a top-two finish in the Championship, but Leicester cemented their standing as top dogs as David Nugent made the 10-man visitors pay at the King Power Stadium.

Let the party begin

Leicester brought the curtain down on a hugely-successful campaign at home to Doncaster Rovers.

A 1-0 victory was their 31st of the season, took them onto 102 points and allowed them to celebrate in style as the champagne flowed in the East Midlands.

Back in the big time

Having slipped as far as the third tier in 2008/09, Leicester found themselves back among English football’s elite in August 2014.

A home date with Everton opened the campaign and Nigel Pearson’s men displayed commendable fighting spirit to hit back from falling behind on two occasions to claim a 2-2 draw.

As good as it gets

Leicester supporters probably arrived at the King Power Stadium on September 21 more in hope than expectation, with Manchester United rolling into town.

The Foxes were, however, to prevail in an eight-goal thriller which saw them hit back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to run out 5-3 winners – with big-money summer signing Leonardo Ulloa bagging a brace.

Back on track

That remarkable result against the Red Devils actually ended up being something of a curse for Leicester as they then embarked on a 13-match winless run.

They managed to end that slump before the turn of the year, with Riyad Mahrez grabbing the only goal of the game during a trip to Hull City to ensure that the Foxes will enter 2015 with survival still a very realistic target.

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